The Lord Be With You Today!
Yet it was the Lord‘s will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer,
(The Messiah's suffering and death did not just happen coincidentally,
or even because of the evil intent of evil men.
It was the very plan of God Himself conceived by God Himself
to provide God Himself through God the Son as a sin sacrifice for us.
The Lord God knew the desperate state we were in,
and He knew the only recourse possible to deliver us.
That is the reason for Jesus' great sacrifice,
and He knew He could trust Jesus with the mission which the Lord gave Him.
When we think about God Himself
planning Jesus' great sacrifice for God's greater purposes,
we can be encouraged today that our suffering
is also part of God's greater plan for us,
and that He has entrusted us with the suffering in our lives
because He knows He can trust us with it.
We can be assured that nothing, absolutely nothing, can happen to us
that the Lord is not capable of using for His greater design.
Just as the Lord's suffering was not without purpose,
so our suffering in this life is not without purpose.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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